Could gravitational energy be related to momentum

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Could the rate of absorption and emission of gravitational radiation be related to momentum. So at increasing velocities approaching relativistic speeds the absorption increases in a proportional relationship. This would explain why gravity and mass undergoing relativistic speeds seem so equivalent. This would also explain why angular momentum is lost at lower velocities. The increase in mass at relativistic speeds could simply be an increase in gravitational energy. This extra gravitational energy would produce the length contraction and time dilation effects. So in effect the energy does not increase the mass as such, just the gravitational effects.

This would mean that during the inflationary period after the big bang matter was absorbing gravitational energy which in turn resulted in the clumping of mass to form the early stars and galaxies.
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Re: Could gravitational energy be related to momentum
« Reply #1 on: 13/03/2014 16:26:36 »
This is interesting.

http://www.ub.edu/web/ub/en/menu_eines/noticies/2013/11/022.html

Atomic nucei have been detected in the jets. The speeds detected were 2/3 light speed.  If gravitational waves are absorbed and re-emitted at these speeds it would explain why the jets don't just carry on moving outward indefinitely.
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